At a Glance

The Assessment of Skills tool in FeedbackFruits enables students to assess their individual skills or their group’s skills.

  • As the instructor, you specify the criteria your students will use to evaluate their own skills or their group’s skills as a whole.
  • Groups are automatically synced from the People tool in Canvas to FeedbackFruits.
  • Additionally, you can require that students add comments to the feedback they have provided, thereby combining quantitative and qualitative feedback.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to create an assessment of skills assignment using FeedbackFruits in your Canvas course.

Use Cases

  • After presenting their work in class, each student is prompted to assess and reflect on their own skills.
  • After working together on a team project, each student is prompted to provide feedback and comments on their team as a whole.

Create Groups

If you’d like students to provide peer feedback to some or all of their group members, first you need to create your groups in your Canvas course:

  1. In your Canvas course, create your student groups (if you haven’t already done so):

Create a Self-Assessment of Skills Assignment

  1. In your Canvas course, click on Assignments in the Course Navigation Menu.
    Click Assignments in the Course Navigation Menu
  2. Click the +Assignment button.
    Screenshot of New Assignment button
  3. Enter the assignment title and details:
    • Type the assignment title in the Assignment Name field [1]. If you created your assignment as an assignment shell, this field will be populated for you, but you can change it if necessary.
    • Use the Rich Content Editor to add images, text, links, equations, or insert media [2].
  4. Enter the points for your assignment in the Points field [1]. Select the Assignment Group for the assignment in the Assignment Group drop-down menu [2].
    Enter the points for your assignment in the Points field
  5. Under Submission Type, select External Tool [1] and click the Find button [2].
    Select External Tool and click Find
  6. In the Configure External Tool window, select FeedbackFruits – Self-Assessment of Skills.
    Screenshot of Configure External Tool window
  7. On the Self-Assessment of Skills window, click on the Get Started button.
    Click on the Get Started button
  8. In the Self-Assessment of Skills Name field, enter title for your evaluation.
    In the Self-Assessment of Skills Name field, enter title for your evaluation
  9. Under Instructions:
    • Fill in your overall instructions for the assignment [1].
      Insert instructions and click Change

      • Note: If you leave this field blank, you will not be able to publish/save the assignment. You can add a voice note or an attachment to the instruction if needed.
    • Click the Change button [2 – above] to select collaboration options:
      • The assignment can be an individual or a group assignment. Choose between the following options:
        • Under Students work, select one of the following:
          • Individually: Students work individually, review their own skills.
          • As a group: Students review the skills of their group as a whole.
            Select Collaboration Options
        • Depending on the options you selected, click Done or Next.
          • If you selected As a group, you’ll be prompted to select groups to participate (select the Group Set you’ve already created).
  10. Under Given Reviews, enter the following assessment of skills assignment details:
    Select Given Reviews options

    • Under Feedback criteria, click the Add button.
      Click Add to add feedback criteria

    • Optional – Deadline: Under Deadline, set the deadline for giving feedback.
      Set a deadline

      • Reviewers will not be able to view or edit their reviews after this deadline passes.
      • Leave the deadline blank to allow reviewers to view and/or edit their feedback indefinitely.
    • Optional – Additional Settings: Expand Settings and select additional settings as desired settings (e.g., Reviewer anonymity).
      Select additional settings under Settings

      • Reviewer anonymity:
        • Note: This option is only displayed if students are reviewing their group members, and will be disabled if students are working individually.
        • Enabling this option will make reviewers anonymous. Reviewers will still see the name of the peer they are reviewing. Instructors can also see the name of the reviewer.
      • New user interface design:
        • Students use the new design for reviewing and reading feedback. This option is enabled by default and is recommended.
  11. Under Received Reviews, students read the feedback they received.
    • Optional – Deadline: Set deadline for students to read their received feedback.
      Select Received Reviews options
  12. Under Grading, you can specify how each item (e.g., completed giving feedback) should be weighted [1].
    • Note: If you don’t want the assignment to be graded, click on the X [2].
      Select Grading Options
  13. Click Save in the top-right corner.
    Click Save
  14. On the Configure External Tool window, click Select.
    Click Select
  15. Click Save and Publish.
    Click Save and Publish